EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures won a bidding battle for The West, a pitch Michael Diliberti will write that will be produced by Mythology partners Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt, along with William Sherak and Bryan Haas. Production president Michael De Luca won the deal. Pitch is a franchise play that reimagines characters from the Old West as modern-day thieves in a contemporary Los Angeles setting.

Mythology is about to start shooting The Truth, which Vanderbilt is directing from his script about Dan Rather and Mary Mapes’ fall from grace with a disputed CBS 60 Minutes II report that former president George W. Bush skipped Vietnam after graduating Yale in 1968 because of clout exerted by his then-ambassador father. Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Moss and Dennis Quaid star.

WME made the West deal, repping Diliberti with New School Media and Morris Yorn. Vanderbilt is repped by WME and UFUSE.